The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mourned Rotimi
Akeredolu, the late governor of Ondo state.
Akeredolu died on Wednesday morning at the age of 67.
The Ondo government said Akeredolu died of “complications
from protracted prostate cancer”.
The PDP in a statement by Debo Ologunagba, national
publicity secretary of the party, said the late governor was a brilliant lawyer
and an outstanding administrator.
The PDP said it was saddened by the news of Akeredolu’s
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is saddened by the news
of the death of the Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency Rotimi Akeredolu
CON, SAN,” the statement reads.
“Late Governor Akeredolu was a courageous and amiable
personality, brilliant lawyer and outstanding administrator with deep
understanding and capacity for leadership especially in his roles towards the
unity, stability and development of the nation.
“His death is a huge
national loss. He was an unrepentant fighter for Fairness, Equity and Justice
in the affairs of the nation.
“He believed in true federalism, respect, defence and
protection of ethnic nationalities which he advocated as a prerequisite for
peace and development in our nation.
“The PDP commiserates with Governor Akeredolu’s widow, Betty
Akeredolu, his children and the people of Ondo State. We pray to God to grant
them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and to the faithful departed,
eternal rest in His Bosom.”
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